Minors

  • Minor in Physics: Students in other majors can declare a physics minor, consisting of PHYS 207/PHYS 208 or PHYS 245 plus 9 credits from PHYS courses at or above the 300-level. PHYS 469/PHYS 669 Observational Astronomy cannot be used to fulfill course requirements for this minor. Students considering minoring in physics should consult the physics Undergraduate Program Director for advice or prerequisites for these courses and for assignment to an advisor.

  • Minor in Astronomy: The requirements for the minor in Astronomy are PHYS 207, PHYS 208, or PHYS 245 and at least 9 credits from among PHYS 133 or PHYS 144 or PHYS 145 and PHYS 333, PHYS 469, PHYS 434, PHYS630, PHYS 632, PHYS 633, PHYS 634, PHYS 635, PHYS639 and PHYS 644. Students considering a minor in Astronomy should consult the Director of Physics and Astronomy Undergraduate Programs for advice on prerequisites for these courses and for assignment to an advisor. Students can earn a minor or major in Physics as well as a minor in Astronomy. However, with the exception of PHYS207,PHYS208 and PHYS245, courses applied toward the Astronomy minor cannot at the same time count toward either a Physics major or Physics minor.